The Ultimate Gin Recipe Collection: Gilbert Grape – Vemacity


The Ultimate Gin Recipe Collection: Gilbert Grape

Gin Recipe Collection


Gilbert Grape

Try this easy recipe with an unusual twist for a difference.  The grapes are mildly roasted until soft and caramelised and in turn it gives a profound golden sultana flavour.  Great to serve as a dessert wine during a chilly evening to warm and gloss you up.  The ginger brings a tangy spicy kick and the fresh thyme sprigs does its part by lending an herby aroma which tantalizes one’s senses and desires. 



  • Handful of green seedless grapes
  • 2-3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 60ml gin
  • 30ml homemade Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
  • 15ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • To top up chilled soda water
  • To garnish fresh thyme sprigs

Equipment: Muddler, shaker, strainer


  • Roast the handful of green seedless grapes until they become tender and caramelised.
  • Leave them to cool for a few minutes.
  • Use the muddler and muddle the roasted grapes with thyme and sugar.
  • Pour the gin, sugar syrup and lime juice over the grapes and shake until well combined.
  • Strain the liquid into a highball full of ice.
  • Pour soda water on top.
  • Serve garnished with a few thyme sprigs.

Food Pairing: Sole Veronique.

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